PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Akiva Goldsman was paid a record writing fee of $3.8 million for this movie.
The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
When viewing the footage sent by the kidnapper for the second time, Langdon asks to pause it. After thinking for a while, he says "Is there any more?" but he knows there is because he has already seen the footage once.
At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter.
The UK version has been cut in four scenes to attain a more lucrative 12A rating. The BBFC suggested to the filmmakers that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, sight of a wound being injected and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced, in order to avoid a 15 rating.
English, Italian, Latin, French, Swiss German, German, Chinese, Spanish, Polish
£6,054,627 (UK) (17 May 2009)
$133,375,846 (USA) (2 August 2009)
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